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Lawyers Making Meaning

The Semiotics of Law in Legal Education II

  • Jan M. Broekman
  • Larry Catà Backer

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages 1-1
  2. Face-to-Face with Legal Semiotics

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Jan M. Broekman, Larry Catà Backer
      Pages 3-17
    3. Jan M. Broekman, Larry Catà Backer
      Pages 19-32
  3. Godfathers of Semiotics

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 33-34
    2. Jan M. Broekman, Larry Catà Backer
      Pages 35-52
    3. Jan M. Broekman, Larry Catà Backer
      Pages 67-81
    4. Jan M. Broekman, Larry Catà Backer
      Pages 83-86
  4. Jurisprudence and Legal Semiotics

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 87-87
    2. Jan M. Broekman, Larry Catà Backer
      Pages 89-97
    3. Jan M. Broekman, Larry Catà Backer
      Pages 99-125
    4. Jan M. Broekman, Larry Catà Backer
      Pages 127-134
    5. Jan M. Broekman, Larry Catà Backer
      Pages 135-154
    6. Jan M. Broekman, Larry Catà Backer
      Pages 155-180
    7. Jan M. Broekman, Larry Catà Backer
      Pages 181-191
  5. Doing and Saying Legal Semiotics

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 193-193
    2. Jan M. Broekman, Larry Catà Backer
      Pages 195-201
    3. Jan M. Broekman, Larry Catà Backer
      Pages 203-206
    4. Jan M. Broekman, Larry Catà Backer
      Pages 207-215
    5. Jan M. Broekman, Larry Catà Backer
      Pages 217-232
    6. Jan M. Broekman, Larry Catà Backer
      Pages 233-241
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 24-24

About this book

Introduction


This book present a structure for understanding and exploring the semiotic character of law and law systems. Cultivating a deep understanding for the ways in which lawyers make meaning—the way in which they help make the world and are made, in turn by the world they create —can provide a basis for consciously engaging in the work of the law and in the production of meaning. The book first introduces the reader to the idea of semiotics in general and legal semiotics in particular, as well as to the major actors and shapers of the field, and to the heart of the matter: signs.  The second part studies the development of the strains of thinking that together now define semiotics, with attention being paid to the pragmatics, psychology and language of legal semiotics. A third part examines the link between legal theory and semiotics, the practice of law, the critical legal studies movement in the USA, the semiotics of politics and structuralism. The last part of the book ties the different strands of legal semiotics together, and closely looks at semiotics in the lawyer’s toolkit—such as: text, name and meaning. ​

Keywords

Arbitrary Character of a Sign Ethics of Signifying Faces of Justice From Philosophy to Semiotics Greimas and Peirce Jacob Israel de Haan Jurisprudence and Legal Semiotics Law and Greimas Squares Law, Semiotics, and the Corporation Law’s Order, Semiotic Path Legal Discourse Analysis Legal Semiotic Modus Operandi Legal Semiotics Legal Semiotics Legal Semiotics Critical Approach Origins of Legal Semiotics Peirce and Legal Semiotics Peirce and Legal Semiotics Peirce's Foundational for Law Peirce’s Philosophical Texts Politics, Semiotics and Law Semiotic Constraints Semiotic Epistemology Semiotics and Communication Semiotics and Communication Semiotics and Law Semiotics and Law Semiotics and Legal Interpretation Semiotics and Legal Practices Semiotics and Legal Theory Semiotics and Significs Semiotics of Law's Voices Semiotics of Politics Sign Merge Law and Semiotics Significs and Jurisprudence Signs Merge Law and Semiotics Signs in Law Structuralism and Legal Semiotics Structure of Semiotic Systems

Authors and affiliations

  • Jan M. Broekman
    • 1
  • Larry Catà Backer
    • 2
  1. 1.Dickinson School of Law, Department of LawPenn State UniversityCarlisleUSA
  2. 2.Dickinson School of Law, Department Law, International AffairsPenn State UniversityState CollegeUSA

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